Zephyr worsted

Zephyr eph"yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z['e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. ``Soft the zephyr blows.'' --Gray. [1913 Webster]

As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Zephyr cloth}, a thin kind of cassimere made in Belgium; also, a waterproof fabric of wool.

{Zephyr shawl}, a kind of thin, light, embroidered shawl made of worsted and cotton.

{Zephyr yarn}, or {Zephyr worsted}, a fine, soft kind of yarn or worsted, -- used for knitting and embroidery. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • zephyr worsted — lightweight worsted yarn. [1860 65] * * * zephyr yarn or zephyr worsted, a very light yarn or worsted, used for knitting and weaving …   Useful english dictionary

  • zephyr worsted — lightweight worsted yarn. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Zephyr — eph yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z[ e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. Soft the zephyr blows. Gray. [1913 Webster] As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zephyr cloth — Zephyr eph yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z[ e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. Soft the zephyr blows. Gray. [1913 Webster] As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zephyr shawl — Zephyr eph yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z[ e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. Soft the zephyr blows. Gray. [1913 Webster] As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zephyr yarn — Zephyr eph yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z[ e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. Soft the zephyr blows. Gray. [1913 Webster] As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zephyr yarn — any of various soft, lightweight yarns, often of silk, rayon, or a combination of natural and synthetic fibers, for woven and knit goods. [1860 65] * * * zephyr yarn or zephyr worsted, a very light yarn or worsted, used for knitting and weaving …   Useful english dictionary

  • zephyr yarn — /ˈzɛfə jan/ (say zefuh yahn) noun a soft worsted yarn used in embroidery and knitting. Also, zephyr worsted …   Australian English dictionary

  • Zephyr Silk Barege — Dress goods fabric made from worsted warp and silk weft, plain weave and printed. Alternatively, the warp may be worsted and silk doubled yarn with fine hard spun weft of worsted …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • zephyr cloth — a lightweight worsted cloth. [1855 60] * * * zephyr cloth, a light kind of cassimere used for women s garments …   Useful english dictionary

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